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ISOMA keynote speaker: General Philip “Phil” Breedlove, U.S. Air Force (Retired) Senior Advisor

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Get to know General Breedlove

COVID-19 NOTICE: Norwich University values the health and safety of our entire campus community and guests visiting our university. With respect to the coronavirus pandemic we will be closely following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the Vermont Department of Health regarding our ability to host the ISOMA Symposium in October, 2021. Any changes to the ISOMA Symposium will be communicated directly to registered participants and updates will be published on this website.

FIVE DAYS
learning, sharing, and camaraderie

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Lake Champlain waterfront in Burlington, Vermont

ISOMA 2021 EVENT OVERVIEW:

The International Association of Military Academies conference is a biennial international exchange forum focused on military academies’ training of young officers. The summit, which will include representatives from 40 nations, will explore meeting civil-military challenges through military leader relationships; developing military leaders’ capacity beyond traditional conceptions of land, sea and air; and leadership, ethics and educational challenges.   

Norwich University President and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Mark C. Anarumo welcomes International Association of Military Academies representatives and their guests to the 2021 ISOMA conference. It is our distinct honor to host you on our campus in picturesque Northfield, Vermont.


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Inside the cybersecurity "War Room" at Norwich University

GETTING HERE:

We encourage conference participants to arrive in Vermont by mid-day Oct. 4. For people flying into Burlington International Airport, the university will provide ground transportation to Montpelier, Vermont area hotels, then to campus, which is located off Interstate 89, Exit 4 via Route 12 North, about 50 miles from the airport.   

Conference registration and registration materials will await you on our campus. President Anarumo will host an evening welcome reception on Oct. 4.


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The "Lift" house concept drawing by the Norwich Design Build Collaborative

ACTIVITIES:

Once you’re here, we’ll have a plethora of activities to complement panel discussions and enhance your experience.  


CAMPUS TOUR:

Starting from Mack Hall, the conference hub, we’ll show you “the Hill,” and its amenities, our Thaddeus Buczko Cyber War Room, and other campus sites. 


BRIEFINGS:

We’ll offer briefings from the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center (PAWC), the Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS), the Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education and Research (CyFER) and the Norwich University Applied Research Institute (NUARI).     

You’ll also hear from ROTC leaders and the commandant and student leaders of our Corps of Cadets. We’ll also brief you on our learning traditions, showing you Undergraduate Research Student Scholarship Posters.  


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The Sullivan Museum and History Center, a Smithsonian® Affiliate, will be open for tours

THE PLACE, THE PROGRAMS:

The Norwich Design+Build Collaborative will showcase its’ sustainable housing initiative.   The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies will provide an overview of its online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and professional development (Norwich Pro®) programs.      

The Sullivan Museum and History Center, a Smithsonian® affiliate, will be open for tours.    

Note: An optional physical training session is available with Norwich cadets to include the Dog River Run, a Norwich tradition for all rooks, first-years in the Corps. Norwich University will transport those interested in participating in PT from their hotel to Norwich and return participants to their hotel following the PT workout.  


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Corps of Cadets Pass and Review in honor of ISOMA
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Physical training in the Dog River, Northfield, Vermont
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